Nancy Siegel Death – Cause of Death
Nancy Siegel has passed away unexpectedly. Her death has been confirmed by Avraham Groll, through an online post. She died after a brief illness.
“With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Nancy Siegel, our beloved Director of Communications, and long-time volunteer, has passed away after a brief illness”, Avraham Groll anounced.
“After managing world-class law firms during her professional career, Nancy applied her many years of experience to helping advance JewishGen’s important work. Originally recruited to edit the Success Stories webpage, she eventually took on increased responsibilities to become our Director of Communications. In this position, she helped lead organizational change, worked with dozens of volunteers to promote and more effectively manage their projects, and oversaw all of JewishGen’s communications and marketing efforts.
“Upon learning of her diagnosis, Nancy took a “leave of absence” from the organization, but continued to work with me and others to document systems and procedures, and she kept informed of our progress for as long as she could.
She cared deeply about our mission, and devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy that we will never fully know or appreciate.
“I had an opportunity to visit Nancy in person just a few days before her passing. On behalf of the JewishGen team, I thanked her for being a great colleague, for her leadership, and for everything she represented. I told her that as a result of her efforts, JewishGen was stronger than ever before. On a personal note, I thanked her for her years of professional and personal advice, always taking the time to help me grow in my position, and for her personal interest in my family. Although many decades my senior, she treated me as a friend, and I will dearly miss her.
“Additional remembrances of Nancy will be posted in the coming days. In the meantime, we are setting up a special fund in Nancy’s memory. Funds raised will be allocated toward the JewishGen 2.0 Project, something that Nancy believed in very strongly, and to which she devoted a great deal of time and energy.”
She will greatly be missed by many.
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